Gökhan Türkmen, who disappeared in February and was believed to have been abducted by Turkish intelligence, was “captured” on Tuesday in the southern Turkish province of Antalya, according to his wife.
Türkmen’s reappearance was announced by his wife, Zehra Türkmen, who on Tuesday tweeted that “[her] husband was captured and was being taken to the Ankara Security Directorate,” according to a phone call she received from the Antalya police.
Biraz önce Antalya Emniyetten aradılar Eşimin yakalandığını ve Ankara Emniyete götürüldüğünü söylediler
— Gökhan Türkmen (@GokhanTurkmen07) November 5, 2019
There were no details as to how and where exactly the man was captured.
271 gündür kayıp olan ve zorla kaybedilmek istenen #GökhanTürkmen'in dün gece itibariyle Antalya Emniyeti'nde olduğu ve özel bir ekiple Antalya'dan ankara'ya götürüleceği ailesine bildirildi.
Şimdilik geçmiş olsun.
— Sezgin Tanrıkulu (@MSTanrikulu) November 6, 2019
Türkmen was one of six men who were abducted in February. He was abducted in Antalya.
All men had been purged from state jobs due to their alleged links to the Gülen movement, which is accused by the Turkish government of masterminding a failed coup in July 2016. The movement denies any involvement in the coup.
Four of the abducted men were found in police custody in July, while one was found in police custody in October.
More than 20 people were reportedly been abducted by Turkey’s intelligence agency in a massive post-coup crackdown targeting Gülen movement followers in the aftermath of the coup attempt.